Christ Church Sandown
Thank you for visiting this website. We would be so glad to extend a warm welcome to you at any church service or event but due to the current Covid-19 situation we are not able to do so. As the Island was designated a Tier 4 area and the country is now again in lockdown the decision has been reluctantly taken to suspend physical church services and meetings for the time being. On this basis please note that there will be no physical services at Christ Church until further notice.
In the meantime, it is our intention to continue to support everyone through maintaining our on-line services and virtual meet-ups so do please keep in touch.
This week's on-line service video
A new page has been added to help you explore more and in particular to tell you about the new virtual Alpha course starting on Monday 15 February at 7pm. We would love to see more people come to know Jesus in their lives and the love he has for all of us. Please click here to go directly to the page.
Memory verse of the week
"In all yours ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5).
Many remember this verse with that which precedes it which is:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (New International Version)
You are invited to submit the above to Paul for inclusion in the on-line service on 31 January. Can you please send in your picture by the end of Wednesday 27 January. Please click here for Paul's email.
Caring for each other
If you find yourself isolated and in need please call or text Mark on 07873 406558. We have people who can help and are very happy to chat on the phone if you should be worried. In any event do spend time calling people you know. We might all be socially isolating but we can still keep in touch. If you would just like a regular call let us know and we can link you up with someone.
Weekly Worship at Home services are being recorded and are available on the church's YouTube Channel and/or the church's Facebook page. A search on Christ Church Sandown will locate both these sources. The Worship at home service is uploaded and available from 6pm each Saturday for you to use at the time of your choice on Sundays. The worship at home service includes a message, worship songs recorded by members of our worship group together with prayers and often interviews and/or special items. A mid-week message is also being recorded on the church's Facebook page and is published on Wednesdays.
We have a church email list which is used to alert everyone to the publication of videos and the latest news generally. If you would like to be kept in contact in this way please ask to be put on our mail list which Mark Williams is maintaining (click here to contact Mark for this purpose).
Apart from the church's own services, we would commend the local Facebook live service of St Paul's Barton at 10am on Sundays.
In view of the restrictions under which the group would need to operate, we are not able to currently provide the meeting together facilities previously enjoyed. Reluctantly, therefore, a decision has been made to relaunch the group as soon as the things get back to normal which we are hoping is by the spring of next year.
The church home groups are not currently physically meeting. However, various regular link-ups are taking place using mainly Messenger, Facetime, Google meet and Zoom. If you would like to try and join in one of the discussions which are substantially informal catch-up conversations please email Paul Corbett (click here to contact Paul for this purpose). We cannot guarantee to link you up but we will try.